Correlation between Borg’s Rate of Perceived Exertion and V̇O2max on Queens College step test in female medical students
Sana M Ali Shaikh, Dr. Atharuddin Kazi, Dr. Sambhaji Gunjal, Dr. Maria W. Lamuvel
Background: Vo2 max is the gold standard measure of aerobic capacity. It reflects the amount of oxygen utilized by working muscles during incremental exercise. The rate of perceived exertion (RPE) reflects the physical fitness and helps to set the exercise intensity by using Borg scale. Queens College Step Test (QCST) is a 3-min test used to determine cardio-respiratory fitness in terms of VO2max.
Methodology: 30 female participants with age group 18-22 were included. Participants were asked to perform QCT for 3 min & grade their RPE in end of test. Heart rate (HR) was taken & Vo2max was calculated. Data analysis was done by using Spearman Correlation Test.
Result: There is negative correlation between REP & Vo2 max, HR & Vo2 max & slight negative correlation between HR & RPE.
Conclusion: There is negative correlation between RPE & Vo2 max, HR & Vo2 max using QCT in female college students.